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Global Journal of Rare Diseases

    Abstract Open Access
    Case Report PTZAID: GJRD-2-107

    A Masquerading Case of IGRA Positive Mycobacterium Szulgai

    Grace Salame, Mohammed Abdulkadir Alhassen, Manjunath Muddaraju, Nirav Patel and Sowmya Nanjappa*

    It is well known that Interferon-gamma release assays (IGRAs) are more specific than the purified protein derivative (PPD) skin tests in diagnosing tuberculosis as it is not confounded by prior bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccination. We present a unique case of false positive IGRA in a 57 year old female with Mycobacterium szulgai cavitary lung infection.

    Published on: Apr 3, 2017 Pages: 9-10

    Full Text PDF Full Text HTML DOI: 10.17352/gjrd.000007


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